HKS Cool Summer Festival

Symphonic Jazz with Georg Breinschmid & Friends

Conductor Roderick Dunk
Double Bass Georg Breinschmid
Violin Florian Willeitner
Piano Antoni Donchev



Romanian Folk Dances (with Improvisations)

Tscho Theissing (after Bizet)

Carmen-Fantasie for Double Bass & Chamber Orchestra (2018 version)


On the Town: Three Dance Episodes

Various works for jazz trio


Georg Breinschmid/Michael Radanovics arr

5/4 (2002)

Georg Breinschmid/Tscho Theissing arr

Schnabulescu Bandini (2016)

Georg Breinschmid/Michael Radanovics arr

Balkandrom (2005)

Georg Breinschmid/Michael Radanovics arr

Wien Bleibt Krk (2006)


Georg Breinschmid (Double Bass)

“Devilish good.” DrehPunktKultur

“When Georg Breinschmid is on stage, you know you are in for a show.” Kulturzeitschrift

“One couldn’t help but feel the urge to dance.” Der Bund

“Georg Breinschmid is musically confident and clever, intelligent, obsessed, versatile, funny.” Kulturzeitschrift

  • Nominee, Amadeus Austrian Music Award, 2012 & 2013
  • Hans Koller Award, 2002 & 2003
  • Double bass, Vienna Philharmonic (1996-1998)


Florian Willeitner (Violin)

  • 2nd Prize, International Seifert Competition 2016


Antoni Donchev (Piano)

  • The Crystal Lyre Award, Union of Bulgarian Musicians & Dancers, Bulgaria, 2001
  • Grand Prix, European Jazz Competition, Germany, 1986
  • Founder of “Acoustic Version”


Roderick Dunk (Conductor)

  • Music Director of Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony
  • Has conducted the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in Dublin, MDR Chamber Orchestra in Leipzig, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Norway, Sinfonia Lahti in Finland, Orchestra Teatro Bellini in Catania, Sicily and Bangkok Symphony Orchestra


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Press release (ENG)


Georg Breinschmid played with Hong Kong Sinfonietta in 2014
©HK Sinfonietta Ltd

Roderick Dunk (Conductor)

Georg Breinschmid (Double Bass)
©Julia Wesely

Georg Breinschmid (Double Bass)
©Julia Wesely

Georg Breinschmid (Double Bass)
©Julia Wesely

Antoni Donchev (Piano)

Florian Willeitner (Violin)
©Andrej Grilc

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

18 August 2018 (Saturday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$380, $260, $150

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 5.19.2018
Ticketing Enquiries & Bookings:2111 5999
URBTIX Internet Ticketing

Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and CSSA recipients

10% discount for group booking of 4 or more adult tickets

Festival Discount Offers
Get a 20% discount when you purchase full-price tickets to all FOUR of the Festival programmes; a 15% discount to THREE of them; or a 10% discount to any TWO of them

Duration: Approximately 1 hr 30 mins with no intermission
Language: Nil
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 /
Remarks: Hong Kong Sinfonietta reserves the right to change the programme and artists

The APPRECIATE concerts are, mainly, classical concerts featuring guest artists and conductors of world renown.  Apart from performing orchestral masterpieces, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly commissions new works and introduces to audiences works that are rarely heard in Hong Kong.

Music is good for everyone! The LEARN series takes audiences aged 0 to 88 into the world of classical music through specially designed concert series including Good Music for Babies, Good Music for Kids, Short-cut to Classical Music, Know Your Classical Music and HKS McDull Music Project.

In the light-hearted RELAX concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta shares with audiences great music ranging from orchestral favourites to music from movies and musicals.

The ENCOUNTER series offers unique opportunities for audiences to get close to the music and the performers through chamber music concerts, talks, often at unconventional venues or time. These include Good Music This Lunch, Good Music @ The Fringe, Beyond Good Music @ The Fringe, HKS ArtisTree Residency and UpClose Encounters.

Often referred to as “one of the world’s great small orchestras”, Hong Kong Sinfonietta has been invited to go on many TOURS in Europe, Asia, South and North Americas, sharing good music with audiences in over 30 cities.  In 2017/2018, the orchestra will make its début in Germany and perform at festivals in France, Portugal, as well as the Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland.

WHAT ELSE?  Apart from classical concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly appears in staged productions by Hong Kong Ballet, Opera Hong Kong and visiting arts groups such as The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. This season, Hong Kong Sinfonietta will also host the 1st International Conducting Competition.

“[The orchestra’s performance] had all the biting dynamics and precision of a top European orchestra.”  South China Morning Post